Soft Blue, A Recommended Color

Famed costume designer Edith Head composed a color guide to match the most flattering fabric choices to each complexion. The guide reflects her decades of experience creating some of the most iconic gowns worn by her superstar clients, including Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and Audrey Hepburn. 

In this series, Lacerlot identifies the colors Ms. Head recommended for each complexion category. 


HAIR: Medium Gray or Silver

SKIN: Medium

EYES: Medium gray, green, hazel 

Brigitte Bardot

Recommended Clothing Colors: 

  • Pale Turquoise
  • Pale Yellow
  • Soft Blue
  • Ruby Red

Pale Turquoise: 

Not to be confused with aqua, pale blue, or teal. The simplest way to reference the color is by looking at its namesake, the turquoise stone: 

Turquoise stone

Pale turquoise is a gorgeous, soothing color, that has been associated with good fortune and holiness for centuries. 

Pale turquoise

Pale Yellow: 

Can you think of anything more lovely than buttery, creamy yellow? 

Soft Blue & Ruby Red: 

Edith Head also recommends these two colors for those with silver/gray hair, light eyes, and fair skin.